Who We Are ...
The BLUE KNIGHTS® are a non-profit fraternal organization
consisting of active and retired law enforcement men and
women who enjoy riding motorcycles.
In the Spring of 1974, several law enforcement officers*
from the Bangor, Maine (USA) area met and and formed a
small, local motorcycle club. The rest, as they say, is
history. Soon, Blue Knight® chapters were being formed in
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and beyond. With the addition
of Canada, and later Australia, the Blue Knights® became an
*Our Founding Fathers are: Joel Rudom, Bill Robinson,
Doug Miner, Ed Gallant, Mike Hall, Chuck Gesner, Wayne
Labree, Chuck Shuman. As of 1 June 2009, we have 599
chapters and almost 20,000 members in 29 countries.
According to the By-Laws, our purposes and goals are to:
- Provide for the mutual assistance, enjoyment,
entertainment, education, physical, mental and social
benefit of its members and the general public.
- To promote and advance the sport of motorcycling and
the safety of motorcycling.
- To serve the interests of motorcycle owners and
- To promote by example and any other acceptable
means, safe use, operation and enjoyment of motorcycles.
- To develop a fraternal spirit between law
enforcement personnel and the general public.
Benefits of Knighthood
It is difficult stating what makes the Blue Knights® so
special. Perhaps the following will help explain the kinds
of feelings that flow when a bunch of motorcycle-riding
police officers get together.
- Enjoying the company of different people who
share not only the common bond of a career in law
enforcement, but also a love of motorcycles.
- Being able to visit your friends in any of our
member countries and be treated like family.
- Receiving get-well cards from people you've never
met. (There are no strangers in the Blue Knights®, only
friends you haven't met.)
- Riding with the Ladies of the Knights and
Little Knights who give that added family touch.
- Going to handicapped children's camps, giving the
kids rides and seeing the smiles on their faces.
- Various fund-raising activities for those less
Working with Charities
Many Blue Knights® work long and hard to raise money for
various charities. Especially near to our hearts is helping
children. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Make-a-Wish
Foundation, Toys for Tots, D.A.R.E., and Concerns of Police
Survivors are some examples of our favorites.
As of February 2010 Blue Knights® have donated to
numerous charities and have contributing time and monetary
and gift donations in the amount exceeding $13,037,303
We're the good guys!
The Blue Knights® is a family fraternity. Spouses and
children often accompany our members to the various rides
and functions. When travelling, local members can provide
assistance, directions and sometimes a place to stay. We are
truly a family.
Among the Blue Knight® members,
"There are no strangers, only friends you haven't met."